Welcome to Theater Resources Unlimited, a 501c3 nonprofit organization created to help producers produce, emerging theater companies to emerge healthily and all theater professionals to understand and navigate the business of theater. Membership includes self-producing artists as well as career producers. Programs include monthly educational panels, Producer Boot Camp workshops, a new plays and new musicals reading series, monthly programs for actor members, a Producer Mentorship program, a monthly community newsletter and much more.
Next Writer-Director Communications Lab -
With producers David Garfinkle (Spider-man: Turn off the Dark, Ghost the musical),and
Ken Waissman (Grease, Torch Song Trilogy, Agnes of God) CLICK HERE for details and application
Next Writer-Producer Speed Date - Sunday July 21st! CLICK HERE for details and application
The Players Theatre, 115 Macdougal Street, NYC
TRU VOICES Musicals Series submissions - click here!
NEW! Musicals First Act Feedback Festival -
"I've greatly benefited from my TRU membership. I've thoroughly enjoyed and learned from the panels, and I eagerly anticipate the bi-monthly newsletter. You have somehow made the unobtainable (gigs, productions, etc.) accessible."
~ Jessica Feder-Birnbaum, playwright/teaching artist
TRU MONTHLY PANELS for producers and self-producing artists
Join us each month as we explore topics relevant to producers, theater companies, self-producing artists
and anyone who is interested in the business of the arts.
Tuesday May 21st, 7:30pm How to Be a Singular Sensation: What Makes a Successful Solo Show? With producer Michael Alden (Sarah Jones' Bridge & Tunnel), producer/general manager Kevin Bailey (Ann); actor/writer Matt Hoverman of “Create Your Own Solo Show” workshops, producer/touring booker Paul Lucas (Taylor Mac, David Drake), writer-actor Josh Rivedal. Players Theatre, 115 Macdougal Street, 3rd floor Sgouros Loft Theatre - CLICK HERE for details.
is the generous sponsor of our 2012-13 industry panel series! Read articles about previous TRU panels at The TRU Article.
TRU PRODUCER BOOT CAMPS
"Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producers"
Saturday July 13th/Sunday July 14th, 10am to 6pm CLICK for details of 2012 workshop, speakers and curriculum
"Raising Money for Theater:
How, Who and When to Ask" Sunday January 27th, 2013, 10am to 6pm (plus reception) CLICK for details of workshop, speakers and curriculum.
"TRU ART OF THE PITCH:
Pitching & Presentation Skills for Writers, Producers
and Anyone with an Idea to Sell" Next date to be announced - email us your interest CLICK for details of previous workshop.
TRU PROGRAMS FOR WRITERS
"Director-Writer Communications Lab"
Saturday June 29th, 11am to 6pm 10 directors will be paired with 10 writers for a day of coaching about giving and receiving feedback...
CLICK for details.
"TRU ART OF THE PITCH:
The Writer-Producer Speed Date"
Sunday July 21st, 5:30 CLICK for details -
applications accepted on an ongoing basis CLICK HERE for the application in Word format
"PRACTICAL PLAYWRITING: How to Write for Commercial Production" - weekend date tba CLICK for details and an application. CLICK HERE for a writing lesson from Diana Amsterdam
The 2013 TRU Voices
New Plays Series
Monday 6/10 The Forgetting Curve
Monday 6/17 Mom's Gift
Monday 6/24 A Question of Words
Next TRU Actor Resource Night and "Speed Date" will be
June 28th -
CLICK HERE for details of our Speed Date.
Free Seminars for Actor Members: NETWORKING: NASTY OR NICE with Penelope Brackett
Monday May 20th, 7-9pm
at Weist Barron Studios. RSVP to Jaye@Jayemaynard.com CLICK HERE for details.
What other topics would be of interest? Email us!
2013 TRU COMBINED AUDITION EVENT:
Saturday-Sunday April 6-7, 2013 Click here - over 50 companies and casting people were on board to watch our actors! Click here for a list of attendees
2012 TRU Love Benefit
Sunday November 11, 2012, noon to 4pm at Lucky Cheng's honoring Van Dean, Jerry Mitchell and Edith O'Hara
- CLICK HERE for details! CLICK HERE for some great photos of 2010 TRU Love Benefit CLICK HERE for photos of 2009 benefit honoring Elysabeth Kleinhans and Allan Buchman!
CLICK HERE for photos of 2008 benefit honoring Ken Davenport and Arlene Romoff!
For photos of the 2007 TRU Love Benefit at Sardi's
honoring Cheryl Wiesenfeld click here (with Elaine Stritch, no less!)
You can join TRU online at The Store and use your credit card or PayPal account.
You can also send a tax-deductible donation!
2013 TRU Resource Directory for Actors & Producers - NOW ON SALE! Click here to visit the TRU Online Store. Email TRUnltd@aol.com to order your ad or listing.
Check out our
Online Newsletter An archive of resources,
services and offers for the performing arts community, including
latest listings of Job Opportunities, Casting Calls,
Writers Opportunities, Living Situations, Goods and Services,
discounted Theater Events and much more? Click here to sign up for the TRU Update. Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and use the
subject header "Update Me!"
PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND WHAT YOU DO (ACTOR, PRODUCER, ETC.) And your city/zip code. We cannot sign you up without that info.
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a dues-paying member of Theater Resources Unlimited and help
us to support the community with our programs: the TRU Voices
Play Reading and Musicals Reading Series, Producer Mentorship, The TRU Audition Event,
scholarships to the Commercial Theater Institute, monthly panels
and much more.